12-Hour Period of Sustained High Winds (50 MHP+) Forecast to Begin Late Monday Morning. Somerville Public Schools Cancelled for Monday. Residents Urged to “Shelter in Place.” Monday Trash Pickup Begins at 5 a.m.
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that, in conjunction with Governor Deval Patrick’s Saturday declaration of a weather-related State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Somerville has declared a public State of Emergency effective 1 a.m. on the morning of Monday, October 29, 2012. Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi announced that he has cancelled Monday classes and activities for all Somerville Public Schools. Additionally, Monday morning trash pickup will begin earlier than normal, 5:00 a.m., in order to minimize additional debris caused by unusually high winds.
“The latest forecasts suggest that Hurricane Sandy will batter eastern Massachusetts with an unusually prolonged period of sustained winds in excess of 50 miles an hour